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Academy Grad Creates Doodles for Google

As a young artist, Mike Dutton won an award for a tiger sculpture he created. Now the Academy of Art University School of Illustration  graduate gets to have that artistic dialogue with hundreds of millions of people around the globe. Mike creates doodles, those illustrations and animations on Google’s search page that celebrate cultural and historic events. He says he has created about 170 of them. Because Google values the importance of encouraging young artists, the company launched its latest national Doodle4Google contest for students 18 and younger. According to Google, "Kids can send in submissions from Jan. 15 to March 22 and the winner’s doodle will appear on Google.com on May 23." "Doodles really touch people in a profound way, and makes them laugh, and creates a human connection between users," says Mike.

Columbus Dispatch - Jan 18, 2013

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